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i'm lester holt, thank you for joining us.
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>> we traveled out. we left three hours earlier. three hours ahead of time, just to be here. just to make sure i don't miss anything. >> it will likely set you back an average of $765. across the bay area. bargain hunters, procrastinat procrastinators.
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nbc bay area's kim terry is live at valley fare mall with more on the rush and kimberly, how are you holding up? >> i'm doing okay. i'm doing okay. i don't know how well the shoppers are holding up. some of them look pretty harried. so i stood and held the door open for a lot of them holding a bunch of packages. i can show you the parking lot right now. the mall closed several minutes ago, and you can see the parking lot is still crowded with the shoppers getting their final purchases in. it happened the same day every year, christmas. and every year, there's a mad dash to get the shopping done. >> with the clock tick, shoppers at valley fare mall are determined. >> very chaotic, busy, and walking around with a purchase. >> the mission to shop until everyone's name is checked off with the christmas list. perhaps a break to visit santa.
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>> life is busy. >> my nature is to wait. >> procrastinators and savvy shoppers alike are on the hunt for last-minute deals. deals they may or may not find. kiplinger refeels some retailers are done with discounts, figu figuring enough people will be desperate for gifts so close to christmas. >> i bought a vest in macy's. i went today, it was up to $220 and i bought it at $198. >> christmas spending is down 2%. but shoppers are bucking expectations. >> it seems like every year it's gone up, spoil people more. >> more, always more. >> i'm out here and that's not a good thing. because i'm spending more money.
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>> if you aren't done with your christmas shopping, you are not alone. the national retail federation says 10% of holiday shopper will finish up their holiday christmas shopping on christmas eve. live in santa clara, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> two words -- brave souls. thank you very much, kimberly. reappreciate it. will they stay or are the oakland a's on the move? new signs point to keeping their current address. this comes a week after a proposal for a waterfront park. according to the san francisco chronicle, the co-owner is expected to meet soon with reps from a southern california real estate company about a new coliseum deal. at the same time, wolf is waiting for a green light from major league baseball to relocate to san jose. coming up, saying goodbye to a san francisco landmark. we are counting down to the last 49ers home game at candlestick park. the loyal fans who are not ready
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to tie a bow on the stick. on apple makes a major play. the silicon valley behemoth that will have investors smiling for sure. plus how dennis rodman hopes basketball will smooth over international relation bumps. stick with us. ♪ ho ho ho
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>> an lab rat phone scam that led to one woman losing thousands of dollars. the victim received calls. the suspect ordered the victim to pay a $2,000 fine or face arrest. it flashed a number that appeared to be associated with lapd. police say if you find similar calls coming to your house hold, contact them immediately. a follow-up for a target security breach and one bank that's looking to safeguard customers. more than one third of chase banks opened today to help
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people whose accounts were hacked. they reissued debit and credit cards on the spot to help customers impacted by the newly lower transaction limits. chase employees are unbelievable. they're working today the sunday before christmas to help our customers, particularly those impacted by the target breach. normally we're closed on sundays but we opened up 1,700 branches across the country today. >> and chase said if card is at risk, they will notify you. and not to worry, you're not responsible for unauthorized transactions which have been or theed to the bank. >> a company inked a deal to sell iphones with china mobile. that will be the world's largest phone carrier. it has more than 750 million mobile accounts. the iphone 5s and 5c will go on sale starting january 17.
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customers can register for iphones starting indianapolis day. am lists say apple has struggled in the chinese market. they predict that today's deal will actually help. nba star dennis rodman is back on the hard wood in pyongyang. putting together an exhibition game between north korean nationals and nba veterans to celebrate leard kim jog-un's 31st birthday. they struck up an unlikely friendship when the former basketball star ventured to the shunned country earlier this year for a tell advice special. rodman says he's aware of criticism coming his way, but he doesn't care. >> a lot of people in america don't approve of what i've been doing. but that's not my problem. all of a sudden, i decided to do something like this, and it's not political.
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it >> so far he has yet to meet kim jong-un. he said he'll be back in january for the game. >> amidst holiday cheer, santa dialled up help with san francisco firefighters to make the holidays more memorable with some of the kids. they hosted the first holiday party for children. 200 kids were invited to hang out at the station with st. nick and firefighters. each child received a helmet and a toy. kids were selected after a letter writing contest. >> the letters that they wrote, some of them are just really heart breaking letters. one little girl is asking for a blanket for the homeless man. >> i that ear asking for things from people. >> this year they're helping 40,000 kids in need. you can drop off a new unwrapped toy at any san francisco fire station. often fires will deliver them on christmas day. so one of the perks or
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disappointments of living in the bay area is that snow is not very likely this week here. what kind of weather will we get. >> hey, good morning. >> good morning. what am i talking about? you should be here in the morning. good evening. i can tell you right now, it is very chilly out there. temperatures are going to continue to drop. and no, if we were going to have snow coming in next week, believe me. that would be our top story. but california christmas, what else can you to expect. beautiful conditions this year. mostly in the 40s and 50s. san francisco is at 51 degrees. want to take you through your forecast. it is going to be chilly tonight. temperatures are going to end up at about 36 degrees in morgan hills. san francisco, it's going to be kind of cold out there at 46 degrees. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. when you wake up, maybe going to work, maybe you have the day off. if you do have the day off it's going to be warm enough. temperatures up in the upper 60s in the south bay.
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your micro climate forecast works like this. along the peninsula, upper 60s for you. beautiful day shaping up. mid o60s for your last minute shoppers. not too bad as you try to find a parking spot. good luck, at least it won't be too cold. right around 69 degrees. and really not that bad. much lower than average. when you factor in the low 60s this time of year. and of course, we've got a big game tomorrow night. the 49ers going to be out there. it is going to be a little bit on the chilly side. 3:00 p.m. for tailgaters, 61 degrees. 5:40 kickoff. right around 56 degrees out there. let's go niner, we love to see you out there tomorrow. this is for san jose, the forecast for your region, right at the bottom of the screen, it's gong to be scrolling throughout all the weather reports. there's many more to talk about.
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68 degrees for your monday in san jose. 69 degrees for tuesday, wednesday into thursday. the climb keeps on coming. the temperatures are looking good this year. california christmas works like this. 70 degrees in san jose on wednesday. and 70 in walnut creek. they're going to be closer the mid 80s, 90 degrees in socal. >> not too bad this year. not too bad at all. my gift to you. >> getting ready to say goodbye to the sticks. the 49ers will likely play their last home game at candlestick park. tomorrow's game pits the niner against the atlanta falcons and mark the end of the stadium's 53 years of service. the 49ers are moving south to a new home in santa clara. and niners fans say they're sorry to see the team go. some ticket holder s watched football and baseball games at that stadium for decades.
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>> you shou >> it's bittersweet. i'm excited to go but i'm sad. >> san francisco is planning several fare well events including a community day. candlestick is set to be demolished in the late 2014. here's the thing, niners were off today as they prepared for action. they found themselves in a very unusual position. what kind of position did they find themselves in? >> first of all, for the raiders, another disappointing sunday for the silver and black in san diego. but the niners still with a shot and home field advantage. all of this without having to take the field. find out how. that's coming up next. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world
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of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone 'round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. starbucks is just $6.99, that's a cup of good cheer.
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get sweet clementines for $4.99, enough for everyone here. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. >> the 49ers with a chance to win a playoff berth today. what that means is they have to route for seattle to beat arizona. russell wilson is undefeated at home for his career 14-0. pretty amazing. to the fourth quarter, arizona down one. carson palmer, 31-yard t.d.
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arizona up seven after the two-opponent conversion. great concentration there. just over two minutes left in the game. russell wilson, pass intended for baldwin but it's intercepted off the bounce. does the ball hit the ground? arizona wins 17-10. first home loss of his nfl career. carolina clinches a playoff spot with a win. but new orleans clinches a division if they come out on top. rainy day in carolina. check this out, a family nice and dry at the beginning of the game. third quarter, not so much. four kids. to the game, fourth quarter, saints down four. drew brees, jump ball. in front by three. under a minute to go in the game. panthers, same score, cam newton, to dominique hicks son. for a touchdown. panthers win 17-13. they are in the playoffs.
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the 49ers have not climpled a playoff berth yet. the 49ers need to win monday night to earn another trip to the postseason. carolina's win nets them a playoff berth and puts the panthers in the number two spot. raiders trying to play spoiler to the chargers. and sweep the season series. second quarter in this game, darren mcfadden. that's right, darren mcfadden, his fifth td of the year. game tied at 10-10 at the half. the chargers go up by a score. fourth quarter now. 26-13. fourth down. checks it up. in the end zone. raiders lose 26-13. here's smith, his reaction from san diego.
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>> reporter: progress has been hard to see as of late. the raiders offense failed to capitalize on several opportunities. meanwhile, oakland defense continues to give up explosive plays. and both sides of the ball hurt themselves with several costly penalties. >> we have an opportunity there to get off the field. and, you know, some of those penalties, the same drive for the other team. it's been like that all season long. you know, making mistakes in critical situations. that hurt our football team. >> clean up the penaltiepenalti. unfortunately they made enough plays to make sure we didn't. that would be something that, you know, it's
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unfortunate. just got to keep work popping. >> although it appears the team has let off the gas pedal as the season nears the end, they told me it's not that at all. coach allen summed it up the best when he says we have played hard all year. we just haven't played smart. >> qualcomm stadium with the nbc area. >> just in case you haven't heard, it's the falcons 49ers in their last regular season game ever at the stick. monday at 5:40 p.m. one person who will not be there is joe montana. he tweeted out, i regret that i will not be at the last game on monday night football. but i will be watching. >> half of the fans may be happy with their bay area team, the other half may not. coming up, how about some bay area gloating while wee at it. san francisco is voted one of the best cities in america.
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. >> a multicourse field for their families. the jolly man from the north, he also stopped by with baskets of toys for the kids. >> and the paefrt also included dance performances. a clown and other airs you forms of entertainment. >> the list of the america's ten best cities for 2013 and one
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local city did make the cut. san francisco has been named the forty best city in the country. >> rankings were based on the top ten cities list. winner of best city in america, that goes to portland. washington, d.c. rounds out the top five best cities for 2013. coming up next, 400,000 a year. some city workers are raking in some serious salaries. while taxpayer, of course, foot the bill. we investigate the highest paid positions in local government. an astronaut steps out of the international space station this weekend. what made these space walks so dangerous. we'll be right back. glp h
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. >> welcome back. there are plenty of sky high salaries as you would expect to find them on the payroll of the private companies. some local city workers are making upwards of $300,000 a year and it's money that's coming out of your pocket. investigative reporter vicki n nnguyen analyzed the data. >> we looked at data and found a spike in the number of employees taking home huge payouts. >> the president earns $400,000
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a year. not bad, but not as good as what some city and county workers in california are making. according to new figures more than 100 city and county workers statewide earned more than the president last year. that's up from 68 in 2011. the biggest paycheck went to an orthopedic surgeon who brought home more than $1 million. in the bay area, some of the highest paid workers were a city attorney in pleasant hill who made $465,000, a county administrator in alameda who took home almost $464,000. a fire chief, $461,000. and a fire chief in millbriet, almost $417,000. >> anytime there's a highly compensated individual, you have to ask whether or not that person is appropriately compensated. >> kathy fong with california common cause says it's not just basalry, bonuses and overtime
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also say a lot about how your money is being managed. >> when overtime starts to eck seed your own base pay, then you have to ask whether or not the city is making good judgments. >> we found many of the top overtime earners were right here in the pay area. >> and a muni worker earned $146,000 in overtime, along with his $111,000 basalry. one of the biggest payouts was a transit manager being paid more than $200,000, adding to a $98,000 basalry. >> what it says to me is that these compensation levels are rising and they're rising unchecked. citizens are not calling us out. >> california common sense says examining public salaries is one
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way to prevent cities from heading towards bankruptcy. >> if you think back to stockton and vallejo, they weren't having these conversations before they declared bankruptcy. it's only after the fact that we tend to wake up and say hey, this new compensation levels are simply unsustainable. >> for most city emergency services are responsible for the lion's share of overtime costs. but that's not the case in santa clara. that's where we found the most overtime was paid to electrical utility workers. a total of $2.8 million last year. that's more than the $2.3 million in overtime paid to police, fire and all other city workers combined. >> when the overtime exceeds the base pay, some of the consumer advocates we talked to said that's a bit of a red flag. perhaps the time of this worker is not being managed well. what's your response to that? >> well, having a lot of overtime is certainly not sustainable. >> this manager says overtime has been high over the past two years because of a boom in development, including the in uh
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niners stadium. but he says his department is trying to hire more workers to reduce overtime, adding it's the rate payer who covers salary costs. >> i firmly believe that santa clara and silicon valley power is doing the best they can to meet the demands of customers and continue to provide safe and reliable power. >> meanwhile, government watchdogs say it's important for public agencies to balance their promises to workers with fiscal responsibility for taxpayers. >> and the attention that people are now giving to public compensation is an important one. it allows us to gauge what the public is willing to spend for a good talent. and what might be crossing the line. >> taxpayer advocates say we need this kind of transparency as more cities and counties look for solutions to their budget problems. see the salaries for yourself. just go to nbc bay area.com. nbc bay area news. >> and if you have a tip for our
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investigative unit, please give us a call at 888-996-tips. or just send us an e-mail tot unit at nbc bay area.com. >> a steady stream of mourners poured into memorial today for 17-year-old claire davis. the devastating news came late yesterday that the colorado high school senior had died of her injuries eight days after being shot by a fellow student at that school. davis had been in a coma on life support. she was the only student killed, shot randomly at point blank range according to authorities when classmate paul pearson 18 years old, open fired at arapahoe high school. today at a memorial, they shared their grief pop i just hope she's at peace. because everyone was hoping she would get better. >> you want to be able to say something, somebody is going to fix it. and unfortunately it just isn't fixable. >> davis is being remembered as an outgoing student and ekwis
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yal, an innocent victim of a senseless attack. tomorrow night marks an important deadline for people trying to sign up for insurance. anyone who enrolls by midnight is supposed to be guaranteed coverage by january 1. it's unclear whether the troubled healthcare.gov website can handle a rush of sign-ups. supporters highlight the fact that over a million people have already signed up since october 1. >> the bomb line is there's a lot of good things in obama care that people like. and the more people see that, the more positive it's going to be. >> i would say we need to change health care, but what they've done, you can't fix this mess. >> people who do miss the deadline can still sign up, they're just have to wait a few weeks longer to get insured. enrollment under the affordable care act will continue to the end of the march. >> investigators are trying to figure out how a passenger plane sliced through a building in
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south africa in the middle the night. one passenger aboard the british airway flight tweeted this photo. it slap slammed into a building. the airline said all 189 passengers got off the plane safely. thankfully, they're spending the night at a hotel nearby. repairs to the international space station are temporarily onned hold after a successful emergency space walk yesterday to repair a critical cooling system. one of the astronauts discovered excessive water in his space suit. officials say getting the astronauts back out there to complete the repairs is absolutely an urgent matter. >> the space station is running right now with only a single cooling system, which means it is vulnerable to that one cooling system having a failure. >> and the second space walk is now scheduled for christmas eve. if needed, astronauts will be back outside the space station
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on christmas day. coming up, an early christmas present for a young cancer patient. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells ♪ jingle all the way >> the message of love pouring if fra thousands of carollers outside of her home.
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a community in pennsylvania is rushing around to grant a girl who only has a few days to live her wishes. >> she is an inspiration to a lot of people. >> she really provides inspiration, not just to people like me, but to the other kids that are fighting. >> a couple of wishes was to have carollers singing in front of her home. ♪ as they shouted out with glee ♪ ♪ rudolph the red nosed reindeer ♪ ♪ you'll go down in history >> this many people coming out to support a little girl who just turned 8 years old is just amazing. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells ♪ ♪ jingle all the way >> this is a citation from the
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senate of pennsylvania. just to let her know that across pennsylvania, probably across the world, people know about laney and they've been inspired by her and we just want to thank her for what she has done for us. >> delaney is an absolute inspirati inspiration. we need to see the joy in what she's bringing to this community. and although there is sadness, we need to just smile tonight and try to make her smile the best we can. >> a wonderful story, and of course, it is a good season to be feeling warm. both enside and out. meteorologist join us now to look at the forecast. >> not too much complain about here. >> the only thing we can complain about is we have a spare the air alert. temperatures tonight, not too bad at all. mostly in the 40s. and 50s.
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we're at 39 degrees at the north bay. and take a look at this the bay bridge. you can see it's on. probably a lot of last-minute shoppers heading out and about. make sure you grab a coat. we don't have any h ef vi wind that will slow you down. temperatures are going to be chilly tonight. 36 degrees in morgan hill. 37 for livermore, oakland, 42, 46 degrees. forecasting in san francisco, overall looking pretty comfortable as we head throughout the next couple of days. temperature wise, we are going to be sparing the air like we said before. here's what we're watching for as we get into your monday. monday before christmas. temperatures, climb into the upper 60s. 67 degrees for tomorrow. along the peninsula, comfortable conditions, reaching the upper 60s in foster city. looking good in san francisco. mid 60s for you. same for the north bay, east bay. lots of sunshine. 69 degrees, a little hazy out there. otherwise we're looking good for a nice, sunny finish tomorrow. then waez head through your tuesday.
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a little bit of change to tell you about. it's gong to be even warmer. if you want to take your family to the beach on christmas day, you can do so in the christmas area. year. as we get into christmas day, a little patchy fog christmas morn willing make way to a nice sunny finish. holding on to the poor air quality, though, this year. it will likely be a spare the air day. 65 in oakland, not too bad. 70 degrees for san jose this year. overall, running 5 to 10 degrees above average. might hit a coup of records. we hit 70 in san jose. that's what we're forecasting. that's a new temperature record for christmas day. so hey, the california christmas looks really nice and comfortable. lots of sunshine nop snow. none whatsoever. back to you. >> it's bittersweet absolutely. but that looks so good. coming up next -- ♪ >> that is the sound of thanks.
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meet the bay area teacher who received the surprise of a lifetime from his students. it's a bay area proud story that you will not want to miss. ♪ checkin' target off my list, ♪ ♪ last minute deals on toys and gifts. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday, ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ wrap it up, pop, lock and shop, ♪ ♪ buyin' presents that i forgot. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday.
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>> it is the holiday season. tonight's bay area proud is about a gift. it's a gift that anybody who has dedicated his or her life to teaching would love to receive. tonight, a very special, very emotional story. that makes everybody feel bay yaer proud. >> how many measures of music does it take to take the measure of a man's life. ♪ >> those rehearsing for a special concert inside antioch high school's auditorium to r
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san antonio find out. the life in question, not one of theirs. but the one thing they all have in common. learning music and life. >> i always said if i could be anyone, i would want to be just like him. >> for 27 years, music has been cool in ant yioch. he would regularly field a concert choir of more than 200 singers. the elite among them, the music masters, tour the world, winning competition after competition. performing hundreds of times each other. -- year. mo not just telling his kids they were family, but showing it. >> he was my hero. >> mo often told anyone who would listen, he never wanted another job. he would never quit. unfortunately, his body started to last christmas.
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>> offense it was to the point i fell on the floor. >> liver disease is what the doctor said. mo's full-time job was now to get healthy leaving no time for the other one. the moment mo's stopped working, though was when a handful of his former students started. >> sma thinking was this past saturday, and it was to be a surprise. for months they had rehearsed and plan those music masters who wanted to perform were welcome. they got mo to the hall telling him it was a regular winter concert. but when mo's friends greeted him at the door. >> hey, hi, guys. and more filled the seats mo
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began to realize there was nothing regular about is event. still, it wasn't until his old students filled the stage that the same thing happened to his heart. >> it is one thing to be hold that your life matters. to be told you made a difference in this world. it is quite another to have 150 voices deliver that message in perfect harmony. >> just unbelievable to look up and see them all. >> the only thing better would be to lead those voices perhaps for the last time.
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♪ god bles and keep you snepd >> which is just what mo did. ♪ amen >> lovely, guys. >> garvin thomas, today in the bay. >> wonderful reaction, captured right on camera there. >> well, santa claus is many things, but a cover for something else? one man actually close to the north pole got a little bit creative. using santa as a vehicle to help find cupid. we'll update the elves coming up next.
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>> a man decided to play cupid for a couple that came to visit
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him in the north pole. >> how about a wedding. >> oh, that would be nice, too. >> will you marry me? >> we didn't hear a yes yet. >> didn't mean to cut you off. after a lot more laughter, she said yes. she and her fiance have been dating for two years. >> definitely caught her off-guard. >> see you tomorrow at 4:30. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone 'round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. starbucks is just $6.99,
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that's a cup of good cheer. get sweet clementines for $4.99, enough for everyone here. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life.
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